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Hungerford Town
Hemel Hempstead Town
Mon 29 Aug 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Full time Attendance 261

CRUSADERS STRIKE DOWN TUDORS

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by Graham Sherman

Hemel suffered their second reversal in 3 days when they travelled to Bulpit Lane on Bank Holiday Monday.

The home side forced 3 early corners in the opening minutes which all came to nothing. By the 5th minute Tudor striker Jake Robinson's snap shop was well saved by the home goalkeeper to readdress the balance of the match. Three minutes later when put through by Jonny McNamara, Robinson was only inches wide of giving the Tudors the lead.

However, ten minutes later the Tudors fell behind to a speculative shot from 25 yards by midfielder Garyn Preen, when his left foot shot from the right wing went past the Hemel keeper. It then took a further six minutes for the Tudors to secure their first corner after good work by midfielder Michael Richens, however the corner came to nothing. The rest of the half was even so the score at half-time was 1-0 to the Crusaders.

The Tudors started brightly in the second half, but on the hour mark lost the services of centre-back Jordan Rose with a leg injury. Manager Dean Brennan brought on Arnaud Mendy and shuffled his back line to accommodate the Frenchman in the midfield.

Six minutes later Mitchell Weiss came on for the tiring McNamara as the game went from one end to the other. Then in the 83rd minute, with the ball going from one side of the Hemel penalty area to the other, the ball was laid back to substitute James Clark who coolly doubled the home side’s advantage with a well placed shot dead centre of the Hemel goal.

Three minutes after that, the Tudors were awarded a penalty when Jake Robinson was tripped just inside the home team’s area. However Robinson’s spot kick was palmed away by the home keeper and the change had gone. Kia Stonnell was introduced in the 87th minute, coming on for the injured Scott Neilson. The Tudors misery was completed when home team’s centre-forward Nat Jarvis’ left foot shot in the 93rd minute sealed the Tudors fate.

The Tudors are next at home to Bishops Stortford on Saturday 3rd September, with kick-off at 15.00pm.

Highlights

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87:00 Sub On
Kai Stonnell is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead Town
87:00 Sub Off
Scott Neilson is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead Town
65:00 Sub Off
Jonathan McNamara is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead Town
65:00 Sub On
Mitchell Weiss is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead Town
60:00 Sub Off
Jordan Rose is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead Town
60:00 Sub On
Arnaud Mendy is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead Town
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  • Hungerford Town
  • Hemel Hempstead Town
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  • Jordan Rose Sub Off 60:00'
  • Arnaud Mendy Sub On 60:00'
  • Jonathan McNamara Sub Off 65:00'
  • Mitchell Weiss Sub On 65:00'
  • Kai Stonnell Sub On 87:00'
  • Scott Neilson Sub Off 87:00'

Team selection

Henley, Jonny Henley, Jonny
Asafu-Adjaye, Ed Asafu-Adjaye, Ed
Kelly, Jack Kelly, Jack
Potton, James Potton, James
Rose, Jordan Rose, Jordan
Kaloczi, James Kaloczi, James
McNamara, Jonathan McNamara, Jonathan
Corcoran, Sam Corcoran, Sam
Richens, Michael Richens, Michael
Robinson, Jake Robinson, Jake
Neilson, Scott Neilson, Scott

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# Team Pl Pts
10. St. Albans City 42 59
11. Eastbourne Borough 42 58
12. Hemel Hempstead Town 42 57
13. East Thurrock United 42 56
14. Oxford City 42 52
15. Weston-super-Mare 42 48
16. Welling United 42 43

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